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T-5 parking emergency brake mount

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by gas pumper, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. gas pumper
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
    Posts: 2,956

    gas pumper

    It's been quiet in T-5 land this week on the HAMB.
    So I thought I'd throw this in.

    I liked what I've seen done here mounting an angle iron to the top cover of a toploader trans to mount an emergency brake handle and rachet to. But it looked to me that the T-5 is kinda cheesy in that area, not much meat and really small bolts.

    So I tried this, a piece of 1 1/2 X 1/4 plate about 5 inches long with a 5/8 bar 2 inches long and tapped 3/8-16 on one end. And a small piece of angle on the other end. The angle goes under the top bolt that holds the tail to the maincase. Drilled a 3/8 hole in the ear at the end of the shift housing for the rod to mount to. drilled and tapped two 3/8-24 holes in the 1/4 plate for the ratchet mount to bolt to. left about 1/4 clearance between the plate and the shift case.

    This is in a T roadster. moving the brake handle next to the shifter makes it easier to reach, than it was up next to the trans main case.(I had it mounted further forward on the automatic that I replaced)


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    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
    Posts: 613


    Kool idea. Thank you! Looks real nice too.
  3. Retrorod
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,030


    That's very clean. We did basically the same thing on our "T", it worked out very well and is very sturdy, doesn't wiggle or shake and when you use the brake nothing bends.

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  4. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,131


    I used a somewhat cude mount for the parking brake on the Camaro-S10 hybred trans in my 37 Chevy pu.Made it from pieces of steel and the original brake handle.The top bracket bolts to the two right side tabs on the tranny.For the bottom bracket I drilled and tapped the tranny case,epoxied the bolt for security.It works well,not sloppy and when the floor pan is in place,no one sees it.

  5. nexxussian
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
    Posts: 3,240


    Thank you Gas Pumper and Trucked Up. I have been brain storming on how to do this W/ a Mustang T-5. It's nice to see what others have already done.
  6. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus


    Mine is mounted off of the frame and crossmember. It has no contact with the trans.

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